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Aaron Stein shares his favorite releases from up-and-coming bands in 2013 for his final column of 2013.
Neddy turns the spotlight on San Francisco’s own Lumerians and Australia’s Pond for this week’s column.
Space is really big and we like all live there. That’s not a lie. When someone asks where you’re from you can say “space” and that’s right. Right on. In a remote and exotic distant point in the vast cosmos called Oakland, California, five separate manifestations of collective consciousness take in ambient energy, Vietnamese sandwiches and C2H6O (that’s the empirical formula for booze) and resound this sacred slipstream through synths, keys, drums and strings.
Lumerians will not ask you to dance, but will rather make you submit to your own subconscious (or conscious) desire to.
Don’t try to fight it. This is real. This is happening.
At once a visceral and psychological encounter. Flickering visions are projected, keyboards buzz, drums pound, bodies sway and minds melt. As the expanded cinema projections that intensify their live shows suggest, the band is constantly pushing their sounds toward musical synesthesia. The vibrant evocations and tribal rumblings are so intoxicating that sensory registers are crossed: sonics becomes optics, music becomes vision, psychedelia becomes phantasmagoria. While the music draws from many sources, it is focused on exploratory visions of other worlds and states of being. So by all means open your mind, but watch where you step.
Phish and SiriusXM shared video of a deliciously dark and spacey “2001” from the band’s instant classic at The Met in Philadelphia.
The Disco Biscuits treated fans to a three-song second set during their two-night opener at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale.
Phil Lesh returned to the stage for the first time in over three months to celebrate the Smart Train coming to Larkspur, California in Marin County.
Chris Frantz’s new memoir ‘Remain In Love’ will feature the inside story of Talking Heads from his point-of-view and documents his romance with Tina Weymouth.
Billy Strings’ Saturday night concert at the Ogden Theatre in Denver will featured in a free live stream via nugs.net.